Breakfast is the ideal time to begin your day in a healthy and delicious way, besides being very important in providing us with energy and activating our metabolism. Many people skip breakfast for lack of time, lack of appetite and even because they believe that in this way they are doing something good for their body; however, studies have shown that not eating breakfast may be a serious mistake, both for health and weight-related reasons.
If you want to take advantage of this time of day to activate your metabolism and lose weight, you don’t have to settle for eating only oatmeal, egg whites or whole grain crackers; there are other good ideas that can help you enjoy a good breakfast, with everything you need to start your day well and without damaging your diet in order to lose weight.
Smoked salmon toast
This delicious recipe is a great choice for a change in your breakfast routine. It may seem inappropriate for weight loss due to its use of cream cheese, but you should not be alarmed by this. Researchers believe that the calcium found in dairy products helps burn more body fat.
- 1 slice of whole wheat bread – toasted
- 1-1/2 tablespoons of cream cheese
- 2 ounces of smoke salmon
- 1 thick slice of onion
- 1 tablespoon of chives
Spread some cream cheese on the toast and then add the smoked salmon on top, the thick sliced onion and the chives.
Total: 360 calories
This delicious recipe gives you protein and essential vitamins that you need throughout the day. It contains spinach which is a great aid to losing weight and controling the urge to eat too often during the day.
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 cup of sliced mushrooms
- 2 cups of spinach
- 1 egg
Heat a little oil in a skillet and sauté the mushrooms and spinach for a couple of minutes. Once they are ready remove them from the skillet, fry an egg in a small amount of olive oil. Finally, add the egg to the vegetables and enjoy.
Total: 230 calories
Cherry and chocolate waffles
Whole grains not only help you lose weight, but can prevent heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, according to studies. With this delicious breakfast you can take advantage of whole grains with the delicious taste of chocolate and cherries.
- 1 tablespoon of chocolate cream and almonds
- 2 whole grain waffles
- 1 cup of fresh pitted cherries
Spread the chocolate cream and almonds over the whole grain waffles and decorate on top with cherries.
Total: 350 calories
Toast with mango
Mangoes are full of antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin A and fiber, which will help you lose weight and feel more satisfied.
- 1 tablespoon of cream cheese
- 2 slices of toast
- 1 cup of mango slices
Spread the cream cheese on the toast and put the sliced mangoes on top.
Total: 310 calories
Muesli with cherries
According to research by the University of Michigan Health System, the pigments in tart cherries may help reduce weight and body fat. This recipe is a delicious alternative to enjoy the benefits of cherries for breakfast.
- ½ cup of rolled oats
- ½ cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 1 teaspoon of ground cloves
- 2 teaspoons of honey
- 2 tablespoons of chopped tart cherries
Soak the oats in the almond milk and refrigerate the night before. In the morning, mix together with the other ingredients.
Total: 336 calories
Oatmeal with walnuts and berries
This delicious breakfast is rich in fiber and will help you lose weight while keeping you satisfied and prevent you from thinking of more food before lunch.
- 1 package of instant oatmeal
- 1 cup of skim milk
- 2 tablespoons of chopped walnuts
- ½ cup of raspberries
- ½ cup of blueberries
Use the milk to prepare the oats according to the package directions. Once it is ready just add the walnuts, raspberries and blueberries.
Total: 351 calories
Yogurt and grapefruit
- 8 ounces of light yogurt
- 1 tablespoon of wheat germ
- ½ teaspoon of honey
- 1 teaspoon of ground flax seed
- 1 medium grapefruit
In a bowl mix the wheat germ and ground flax seed to use as a base. Afterward, put in a glass alternate layers of grapefruit and yogurt. Cover with honey and wheat germ.
Total: 252 calories